Having grown up hearing countless stories of my parents' adventures around the world, I developed a desire to create my own. After leaving school I jumped at the opportunity of a gap year and set off for the French Alps followed by months exploring Australia and Asia. I learnt to surf and scuba dive and discovered the wonder of the Gili Islands, the most memorable dive spot I've found so far.
On my return to the UK, I ventured into the property industry but after a few years I found myself revisiting the memories of my adventures abroad and decided it was time to share my passion, experience and stories with other travel lovers.
Since joining the Hidden Beaches team I have had the privilege of exploring Mauritius, Indonesia and Singapore, where I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the local way of life, cuisine and culture.
I'll never forget when…
On my last day in Mauritius I took a boat excursion to a renowned snorkeling point. Not far out the driver slowed the engines and started pointing to the water and shouting, 'Jump in'. Not really understanding what the commotion was about or knowing what to do, I did as he said and jumped overboard, slightly worried something had gone wrong with the boat. I found myself swimming among a large pod of wild dolphins who were playing and talking to one another. It was the most humbling experience and I was so lucky to be in the right place at the right time.